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Pyramide du Louvre

Pyramide du Louvre

I huddled into layers and layers of clothing on a bitterly cold, sparkling night to photograph the masterworks of the original Louvre and the new Pyramid together. In the 1850’s the Pavillon Richelieu was seen by many as an overdone, tasteless construction for a megalomaniac sponsor, Napoleon III. Prior to being built in the 1990’s, I thought the Pyramid was going to be a tragic mistake. Luckily the French still have flair, daring and a (mostly) unerring aesthetic sense. So, despite ancient and modern controversies, the results combined to create one of the most engaging architectural contrasts in the world, which dazzles by day and glows by night, while providing perfect functional benefit to visitors to the museum.

This image sale is under the copyright terms of the Louvre, which requires a fee for the right to sell an image of the I M Pei Pyramide. If you wish me to obtain a quote for you, I will contact the Louvre. Their fee will increase the price of my usual Fine Art terms.

Shown Exhibition « Unity » USA 2013